7 FRIUTS YOU SHOULD EAT IN SUMMER AND WHY

Watermelons

Did you know watermelons are 91% water? Well if you didn’t know now you know, which is why you need to seize every opportunity you get this summer to consume as much watermelons as you can. They keep you super hydrated and full. They can be added to your fruit salad or better still blended and taken in the juiced form. The seeds can also be roasted and eaten as a snack. If you want your skin looking radiant and you don’t consume much water, try watermelons. Are you also looking for ways to shed off some inches off that waist line? Try watermelons because due to their high water content they keep you full so regardless of the amount you consume you are safe.

Cucumbers

Another fruit which contains much water ( about 97%). This is a hot season so you need as much water as you can get. Cucumbers also contain essential nutrients like vitamin k Which is a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins that the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation, and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues. Cucumbers are also a healthy choice for weight loss.

Peaches

This is one of my favorites because it contains a good amount of fiber which aids in digestion It is also a good source of vitamins C, A, E, and K, among other nutrients. The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (in whole foods such as peaches) or applied topically, can reduce wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.

Strawberries

This is another summer fruit which shouldn’t be ignored, they are usually very pricy during the winter period so what better time to have them if not now. This juicy fruit contain a relatively high amount of potassium and are recommended to those with high blood pressure to help negate the effects of sodium in the body. A low potassium intake is just as big a risk factor for developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake. If you struggle with constipation strawberries will be a great choice for you due to their high fiber content.

Cherries

I love me some cherries, they are one of the reasons I anticipate summer, unfortunately they are only in season for about 2 months. Did you know cherries contain natural melatonin? Cherries contain natural melatonin, which is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps “cool down” excess inflammation and associated oxidative stress. It also plays a vital role in sleep and bodily regeneration. They are also a great source of fiber, vitamin c,carotenoids, and anthocyanin.

Nectarines

they are quite similar to peaches in appearance except for the lack of fuzziness on the skin, which is there on peaches. Nectarine is a luscious nutrient-dense and low-calorie fruit. Nectarines are excellent sources of potassium and other minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium, without any harmful cholesterol. Nectarine promotes detoxification by preventing the binding of toxins to the colon walls and by flushing harmful elements out of the body.

Tomatoes

Yes I regard tomatoes as a fruit rather than a vegetable, to each his own. They can be eaten raw in salads, used as a sauce for different recipes and even taken as juice 🥤.The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consist mainly carbohydrates and fiber. Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and folate.

Health is wealth, when you eat good you feel good.

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